It was a bit quiet around these parts last week, but that’s because I had something super exciting in the planning…
Introducing: Team Naturally, Run!
Let me back up a bit. It all started when I was training for Run to the Beat and quite a few of my friends made murmurs around how they would love to compete in a race; get fitter; learn to run; tone up for summer etc. Despite all my encouragement and ‘you CAN do it’s’, only a few made the transition from the couch to the pavement. I wanted to be able to encourage these girls a bit more, and provide them with some guidance – around how to train, what to wear, what to expect.
With this year being the Year of the 10k for me, I started brainstorming. Why not do it together?
I started putting out the word – who would be keen to train for a 10k race with me? Turns out – quite a few were! As of last week, I have 14 lovely ladies who are starting their 8 week training today.
And here’s where you can get involved too!
There is a super cool women’s race coming up on SATURDAY 18 MAY in London (more on this soon!) – which is exactly 8 weeks away.
If you live in London, and want to join Team Naturally, Run then simply pop your details in the side bar over there —> and I’ll email you the training plan (which allows for both an 8 week training lead up, or a 6 week training lead up).
I’ll be sending out weekly encouragement emails full of tips and tricks on different topics – all with the aim of keeping you motivated through the next 8 weeks of training. I’m planning to get the group together a couple of times for training runs, and meet up before and after the race. There may be a few treats from me at the end too – just as an extra WELL DONE 🙂
Even if you don’t live in London, you can still get involved! Sign up to receive the training plan and emails – and then make plans to run your own 10k at the end of the 8 weeks.
I’ll be posting the Team Naturally, Run: train for a 10k series on the blog here too, so even if you don’t want to join the team right now, you will be able to follow along regardless. You can expect to hear from some of the girls who are training too.
SO, if you have been thinking about starting running, fancy doing a race, or just get some exercise in before summer – then why not join Team Naturally, Run? Sign up now on the side bar. The medal will be one to be proud of.
If you are wavering on the 10k distance – trust me when I say that ANYONE can get to that distance by committing to 2-3 runs a week for 6-8 weeks. There are all abilities in the group so far – from seasoned runners to brand spanking new beginners. It’s all about supporting and encouraging each other and doing it together!
I’d love to have you on board!
p.s. if you have a blog and want to add a Team Naturally, Run button to your sidebar – there are some available for you to grab too.